Is over 18 pounds normal for a 4,5 month old baby???

Karina - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi

My baby is over 18 pounds now and he is 4 months and one week old, just wondering if this is normal, he looks like a 6 month old baby, I just give him till he is full, should I say stop??

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Michele - posted on 02/21/2009

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My little or should I say big guy is 4.5 mths and is 21lbs 27" .......no worries they all grow at there own rate.  He was 10lbs 3oz when he was born.



Shanna - posted on 02/14/2009

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I think my daughter was about 17lbs at 4 months. Now, at 7 months she is 19lbs. She was 9lbs even when she was born. She gained weight really fast in the first few months then slowed right down. Your boy will probably slow down a lot now so dont worry :)

Stasia - posted on 02/13/2009

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They usually start slowing down as soon as they are crawling and moving around, or even just sitting and expending more energy.

My daughter however doesn't know when she is full yet as some babies don't and I was advised by my doctor a few days ago to monitor how much she eats. She doesn't have to be turning her head away and too stuffed to move by the end of a feed.

It is so tough to figure out how much is enough and it changes on a daily basis. If your baby is usually good at sending clear "im full" signals then I wouldn't worry, and like I said I have heard it is pretty normal for babies weight to kind of plateau or slow down for a little bit when they are a little older than yours is now.
It sounds like you are doing great so don't stress!

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Michele - posted on 02/21/2009

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My little or should I say big guy is 4.5 mths and is 21lbs 27" .......no worries they all grow at there own rate.  He was 10lbs 3oz when he was born.



Mary - posted on 02/20/2009

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My little guy was 7 pounds 6 oz when he was born but he got big fast, lol...he was about the same weight as your son at that age.  He is now 6 months 3 weeks old and weighs 22 pounds.  The doctor said he was totaly normal and his height matches his weight so there is nothing to worry about.   If your son is tall for his age as well then he is prob fine If you are not sure just ask your doctor if his weight is ok.  Some babies are just cute little butterballs untill they start crawling and walking, lol

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I wouldn't worry so much...adults come in all shapes and sizes...so do babies! My son is 14 weeks and weighs over 19lbs but I'm 5ft 7 and his daddy is over 6ft so I suppose it was to be expected! He was 9lbs 1oz when he was born

Ally - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter is 11 and a half months and 18 and a half pounds but she was only 6lb 7 oz at birth..they get a little bigger before they start walking and crawling and then their weight gain slows down ..i wouldnt worry about it every child is defferent :)

Emma - posted on 02/15/2009

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My bub is 7 months old and weighs about 21lbs! he is a big boy, though hes not fat, hes jst really long! My cousin has a boy who turns 2 next month and they are the same size! its hilarious to see them together!!! aslong as ur baby is happy and healthy, i dont think u need to worry!!!

Karina - posted on 02/15/2009

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thank u all for u great advise, you all proberly know that we worry way to much about our babies, and ya I would be one of them!! lol

But i tell you this whole weight thing is only really getting to me because of other mothers compliment and family members to, it has almost become like a war of the perfect baby weight, honestly every baby is different.

when all i should realy embrase is my son and just have fun with him and enjoy every moment with him since he grows so fast

Alyce - posted on 02/14/2009

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Shanna is right. They do start to slow down in their weight gain as they get older. I wouldnt worry unless a nurse or doctor has mentioned his weight as being an issue.

My son was mentioned as having a weight problem that they wanted to put him on a feeding plan if he didnt even out, and he started to slow down with his weight gains now.

Since he has been crawling and climbing he has (he is weighed fortnightly, 2weeks) had some weigh-ins where he has lost weight

Karina - posted on 02/14/2009

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My baby was an averange of 7 ib and 14 ounces when he was born, he is a very active baby so thats one good thing. But i always fear the weigh in and the compliment i get from other mothers. He get;s a bottle of formula at night and sometime breast milk if he is still fussin, I tried giving him less but he just wont sleep without it.

Alyce - posted on 02/13/2009

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I wouldnt worry too much about this.
Was he a big baby when he was born?

My son was around 15lb at 4 months, and now he is 7 months and is 19lb. He is and has always been just a big boy. He is very active and a baby will only eat as much as they need. If you are over feeding him he would have been throwing up.

If you do want to limit his intake, try to give him a smaller feed and see how soon afterwards he wants one again, maybe he is over eating because he feels comforted when your feeding him.



I wouldnt worry though, My nurse didnt seem fussed at my sons weight range and he was in the 97 percentile for a long time, and now he is in the 75th. As they get more active, they slim down.

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